Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Kendall Speer, who joins the firm as a senior associate in the Houston office.
With nearly a decade of experience, Ms. Speer will focus her practice on general commercial litigation, which includes construction, employment, oil and gas, and real estate litigation. She will also handle appellate and probate issues.
“Kendall is the full package, and we are tremendously excited to have her with us,” said Mr. Hardin. “She is extremely bright, an excellent writer, and an awesome lawyer. From a client standpoint, she is the type of lawyer you want in your corner and by your side.”
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Speer served as law clerk to Texas Supreme Court Justice John Phillip Devine. There she prepared opinions and recommended case disposition on a variety of appellate issues. She went on to become a partner at Houston litigation boutique Crady Jewett McCulley and Houren.
Ms. Speer is a summa cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law, where she graduated second in her class. During law school, she interned for federal Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to graduating law school, she served as a law clerk for Rusty Hardin & Associates, where she distinguished herself as a legal talent.
“We had the advantage of working with her years ago, and even then everybody loved her personality and her work. To have her back now – it is like a coming home,” said Mr. Hardin.
“I could tell then that the environment and atmosphere here were different than at other firms,” said Ms. Speer. “It felt like a family – a family of great lawyers who all cared about doing great work. It was always a goal to come back, and I couldn’t be happier to see that goal come to fruition.”